With forced marches, inspections, barracks duty, irregular
working shifts, and other duties required of servicemembers,
taking classes at the HPU downtown or Hawaii Loa campus
may seem out of the question. Many degree programs have requirements,
i.e., upper-level courses, which are only offered at the downtown
HPUs satellite program has made it possible for servicemembers
to obtain an associates degree without having to leave
the front gate. The Associate in Supervisory Leadership (ASL)
is a special curriculum degree available only to students
on military bases.
Application of military training and experience to this program
is based upon the credit recommendations provided by the American
Council on Education (ACE), according to HPU.
A maximum of 36 semester hours may be granted for various
nontraditional experiences based on ACE recommendations
which may include credits gained from recruit training,
military occupational specialty schools, and Marine Corps
Institute correspondence courses, according to HPUs
Associate in Supervisory Leadership Web page.
Also granted are Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational
Support and the College Level Examinations Program (CLEP).
Fifty percent of the ASL curriculum is made up of unrestricted
electives, contributing to the programs flexibility.
The ASL program will not only further students education,
but it will also enhance servicemembers leadership capabilities.
The Associates in Supervisory Leadership provides servicemembers
with significant opportunities to explore the nature and responsibilities
of the supervisor as leader, said Bob Cyboron, academic
liaison for satellite programs on military bases. The
quality education provided by HPU coupled with military experience
result in better supervisors and leaders. Thus ones
value to our uniform services and promotion potential are
enhanced significantly. It is a unique and flexible program
that recognizes military experiences.
With this degree, or any other degree from any of the accredited
institutions on base, students can move on to pursue higher
learning and obtain their bachelors, masters,
or doctorate degrees.
For more information, contact HPU at its Joint Education Centers.